11 People Who Prove Pennsylvania Wins At This Whole Entertainment Thing
From rappers to royalty and Hollywood to Nashville, Pennsylvania has produced some incredibly talented entertainers. Here are just a few:
1. Taylor Swift
2. Bradley Cooper
The man who brought us The Hangover, Wedding Crashers, and Silver Linings Playbook is a Philly native and grew up in Jenkintown, PA.
3. Will Smith
4. Kevin Bacon
Sorry Chicago, the original Ren McCormack is a Philly kid.
5. Hall and Oates
6. Grace Kelly
7. Bill Cosby
8. Jimmy Stewart
On the big screen, he portrayed the “everyman.” In World War II, he flew bombing missions over Europe. This Air Force general, the star of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington and It’s a Wonderful Life, grew up in Indiana County.
9. Patti LaBelle
The Grammy Award-winning Patti LaBelle was born and raised in Philadelphia. She began there, too, singing in the choir at Beulah Baptist Church.
10. Fred Rogers
Another sweater aficionado, Mister Fred Rogers, originally of Latrobe, PA, began his iconic television show at Pittsburgh’s WQED.
11. Shirley Jones
The legendary singer and actress, famous for roles in The Music Man, The Partridge Family, and Oklahoma! is a native of Washington County, PA.